Tag Archives | Carneros

Our Favorite American Viticultural Areas (AVAs)

An American Viticultural Area, or appellation, is a defined grape growing region in the U.S. with geographic features (such as soil and climate) that set it apart from surrounding areas.  At Villa del Monte Winery, we include the American Viticultural Area (AVA)  on our labels since we believe that the terroir of the AVA (local […]

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Find our wines at Vinocruz in Santa Cruz

Vinocruz, right in the middle of downtown Santa Cruz, is a local wine bar that specializes in Santa Cruz Mountains AVA wines.  We are thrilled that they now carry several Villa del Monte wines: 2011 Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains 2011 Pinot Santa Cruz Mountains 2006 Merlot Reserve Carneros 2010 Cabernet Santa Cruz Mountains So, if […]

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Izzy’s Steaks & Chops now serves Villa del Monte Merlot

Looking at the menu at Izzy’s Steaks and Chops in San Carlos, it’s tough to decide between the Slow Roasted Prime Rib, the Maryland Style Crab Cakes, or the  Double Cut Pork Chop with Spiced Pear.   They are all great choices.  Especially when paired with Villa del Monte Merlot. Stating this week, Izzy’s Steaks […]

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Mid-October Harvest Report from Villa del Monte Winery

October has been a blur of harvest activities. In early October, we crushed and pressed Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot and Cabernet as well as Santa Clara Valley Syrah and Zinfandel.  Then, last week, we crushed five tons of Carneros Merlot.  The Carneros Merlot is now done with fermentation so we will be pressing it this weekend.  Due to the […]

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California Wine Month — Special Discount

In celebration of California Wine Month, we are offering a 10% discount on all online purchases during September 2012. Visit our web site and enter the discount code “California” to get special pricing on Chardonnay, Pinot, Syrah, Merlot and additional wines through September 30, 2012. California Wine Month was created by the Wine Institute and the […]

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Villa del Monte Merlot awarded a silver medal

Villa del Monte Winery is pleased to announce that the 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition has awarded a Silver medal to our 2009 Merlot Reserve Carneros Moon Vineyard. This competition set a new American wine competition record with 5,500 entries, surpassing its previous record of 5,050 last year. For nine consecutive years, this prestigious […]

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Taste Syrah, Merlot, Pinot, and more at Villa del Monte Winery

Villa del Monte Syrah We had a great time at the Saratoga Holiday Wine Stroll last week.  We met a lot of wine lovers and heard many positive comments about our wine.  In his article A Delightful Saratoga Wine Stroll, Steve Ferree, San Jose Wine Examiner for examiner.com, describes our 2009 Syrah Santa Clara Valley as “absolutely […]

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Two awards from NextGen Wine Competition for Millennial Wine Drinkers

Villa del Monte Winery is pleased to announce that two of our wines were awarded medals in the 2011 NextGen Wine Competition: Silver: 2009 Merlot Reserve Carneros Moon Vineyard Bronze: 2009 Pinot Noir Reserve Santa Cruz Mountains Regan Vineyard The 2009 Merlot Reserve Carneros Moon Vineyard is 100% Merlot from the Moon Vineyard in Los […]

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Award-winning wineries

Jerry Starr, Santa Cruz Wine Examiner, discusses Villa del Monte Winery and other award-winning wineries in his recent article, There’s Gold in the Santa Cruz Mountains.  Of the 1200 wines entered in the 2011 West Coast Wine Competition, only about ten percent were awarded gold medals.  So, you can understand how proud we are to have been awarded two […]

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West Coast Wine Competition awards three medals to Villa del Monte Winery

Villa del Monte Winery is pleased to announce that the 2011 West Coast Wine Competition has awarded medals to three Villa del Monte wines: Gold: 2009 Pinot Noir Reserve Santa Cruz Mountains Regan Vineyard Gold: 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Cruz Mountains Villa Festa Vineyard   Silver: 2009 Merlot Reserve Carneros Moon Vineyard   The Pinot Noir […]

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